Colleen Ballinger Retains Lead on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

9:55 AM 7/14/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

Tommy Chong and D.L. Hughley follow on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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After leading The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for the first time on the July 11-dated ranking after the announcement of her first pregnancy, Colleen Ballinger holds down the chart’s No. 1 spot for a second week in a row on the tally dated July 18.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended July 10.

Ballinger leads Tommy Chong (who concurrently rules the Top Actors ranking) and D.L. Hughley, followed by Ricky Gervais and Kevin Hart in the top five.

Meanwhile, Jessica Robin Moore is the chart’s lone debut at No. 6, while Joe Rogan and Dennis Miller also re-enter.

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Actors and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 7

  • 9. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 4

  • 8. Dennis Miller

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: -

    “It’s 2018 and Wu-Tang Clan STILL ain’t nothing to fuck with,” Rogan tweeted July 10, one of his top-performing tweets in a week that saw him jump 114 percent in Twitter retweets overall.

  • 6. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: -

    The comedian, who also goes by the stage name Jess Hilarious, scored a 933 percent boost in Facebook post likes while promoting multiple dates of her current comedy tour, including three nights in Atlanta from July 8-10 and a pair of shows in Virginia Beach.

  • 5. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 9

  • 4. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 5

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 1